Malware laden emails at five year high

This past month of January we saw a pretty incredible spike in virus traffic. Other unsolicited emails ebbed and flowed throughout the month resulting in a regular average …

USA still the global spam king

SophosLabs revealed the Dirty Dozen top spam-relaying nations, as it published the final “Spampionship” league table of 2013. Once again, it was the USA which …

Financial data leads the malicious spam hit list

The proportion of spam in email traffic continues to fall – in the last three years the share of unsolicited messages has fallen by 10.7 percentage points. It appears …

90-day spam campaign turns to Santa in December

Ninety days ago a substantial spam campaign focusing on dubious offers and fake prizes began, according to Commtouch. However since December 10, the campaign has been …

WhatsApp-themed spam campaign delivers malware

A new WhatsApp-themed spam campaign has been spotted targeting users of the popular IM service. The spam email claims to be a notification about a voice message someone left …

The rise of unsolicited and malicious emails

October saw spammers exploiting the themes of upcoming holidays, the names of well-known telecommunication service providers and the conflict in Syria, according to Kaspersky …

Fake AV update notifications deliver malware

Spam emails impersonating a variety of antivirus vendors have been spotted targeting worried users around the globe, urging them to download and run an “important system …

Spam campaign doubles on threats

Some malware peddlers might be moving on from using the Blackhole exploit kit to deliver malicious code, but others are still not ready to give up on it, as proven by a spam …